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Southside with YouThe movie depicts the fateful first date of future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). On that date, they visit an Afro-Centric exhibit at a local art center, view a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, and have their first kiss outside an ice cream parlor.Keywords:
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Directors of "Southside with You"Richard TanneBirthdate: 4 February 1985, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Creators of "Southside with You"Richard TanneBirthdate: 4 February 1985, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Critic Reviews of "Southside with You"Time OutSeptember 26, 2016
A small, successful sketch of now-great lives.Chicago ReaderSeptember 01, 2016
Southside With You showcases a city as photogenic, dynamic, and charming as the lovers themselves.NewsweekAugust 31, 2016
This is a small-scale romance with small ambitions but fairly big heart.San Diego ReaderAugust 27, 2016
President Obama's fans and haters alike will find something to enjoy in this slightly stilted yet oddly fascinating account of the Harvard law student's first date with Michelle Robinson, the woman who would eventually become his wife.The AtlanticAugust 26, 2016
A gentle, rose-tinted piece of political nostalgia-one that glances at the divisions in American society, but still casts a optimistic view toward whatever's next.SlateAugust 26, 2016
Though it's barely 84 minutes long, this buoyant yet reflective movie captures the ever-shifting mood of a daylong encounter that changed both its protagonists' lives.Reel Talk OnlineMarch 21, 2017
Sumpter and Sawyers have beautifully captured all the smallest details about the larger than life, real-life characters they portray.El antepenúltimo mohicanoJanuary 10, 2017
There is simplicity and verisimilitude, even emotion and suspense, in the development of the plot but its incompleteness takes away much of the repercussion to which it aspires. [Full review in Spanish]Washington City PaperJanuary 02, 2017
Even though the audience knows how this story ends up, the film does little to shed light on how it truthfully started.Black Girl NerdsJanuary 01, 2017
The film focuses on real, obtainable love. It's the kind of love that inspires you to be better.El Mundo (Spain)December 23, 2016
An ordinary story, told with realism and sobriety that are unusual in American cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
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